We all have some experience we know we want to have but never get around to. Get moving on those things the same way you get work done: with deadlines.
Photo by Nate Bolt.
It might seem counterintuitive because the word "deadline" brings to mind boring work things, but deadlines are all about priorities in practice. As finance blog Wise Bread puts it:
In our world of overwork and busy-ness, it's all too easy to let play time vanish by the wayside. We think that fun is something we can put off, simply because it doesn't always fit into our schedules. However, fun is good for us. It helps us maintain our balance as human beings, and it provides space for our minds to think creatively.
If fun isn't happening, we need to put it in our schedules and give ourselves deadlines to make sure that we're playing along with our work. We want to be healthy, and fun helps us do that. Anything, then, that makes sure we include fun in our lives, is worth the effort of doing.
By setting a date or a timeline to accomplish something fun, you ensure that living your life isn't put on the back burner. It can also help add to your collection of accomplishments.
Want to Have Fun? Give Yourself a Deadline [Wise Bread]